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Over €100k awarded for improvement of city community facilities

Over €100,000 in grants has been awarded to 20 different charities, sports clubs, and community groups in Galway City.

The funding approved by the city Local Community Development Committee comes under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020.

This is meant for the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings.

In total €109,412 has been allocated for 20 projects meant to enhance community facilities in disadvantaged areas of the city.

Several of the grants related to equipment of changes to facilities needed as a result of COVID-19.

The single largest grant awarded was €25,622 for the development of an outdoor communal area at Cumasu Centre in Doughiska.

A further €12,000 has been given to Galway Autism Partnership for adaptation and equipment required by COVID-19, and refurbishment of the sensory room at their Newcastle premise.

And the Brothers of Charity will receive €10,000 for a new outdoor structure in their community space to enhance the sensory garden.

The full list of projects to receive grants under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020 is:

Ref No.Name of Group / OrganisationPurpose of GrantAmount allocated
CEP 1Westside Age Inclusion Ltd.Upgrade of community facility to include electrical and heating system works for laundry service€2,045
CEP 3St. James GAA Club (Mervue Clubhouse)Upgrade of clubhouse facility to include works required for kitchen and changing facilities in line with adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19€2,855
CEP 4Croí na GaillimheAdaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 – maintenance works to public access area, upgrade works to toilet facility and meeting room€4,490
CEP 5Galway Autism PartnershipAdaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 – refurbishment of GAP sensory room and upgrade of furniture items for use€12,000
CEP 6Ballybane Community Organic GardenImprovement and upkeep works to the garden area – re-roofing of outdoor structure and erect shelter belt around the garden area€1,300
CEP 7Galway City PartnershipAdaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 for Artisan Workshop space€2,975
CEP 8Fáilte Area Community Services, Brothers of Charity GalwayInstallation of new outdoor structure in existing community space to enhance sensory garden, to include the purchase, delivery and associated building and installation works€10,000
CEP 9Galway Simon CommunityMaintenance and improvement works required for community garden space in line with COVI9-19 and accessibility improvements€8,000
CEP 10Shantalla Men’s ShedUpgrade and improvement works to community facility, to include energy efficiency works, upgrade kitchen facilities and outdoor maintenance for pathways / drainage€8,415
CEP 11Ballinfoile Mór Community GardenExtend existing roof structure to create and improve permanent outdoor area for year round use€2,850
CEP 12COPE Galway Older People’s ServiceAdaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include purchase of gazebo and associated furniture / seating€2,990
CEP 13Ballybane Community Resource CentreAdaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include installation of new flooring and purchase of protective screening€4,510
CEP 14The Melting Pot LuckUpgrade of kitchen facilities to include modifications, improvement and purchase of equipment needed as a result of COVID-19€5,210
CEP 15Galway Cheshire HouseDevelopment of community facility to include the provision of a wheelchair accessible pathway and outdoor area€2,430
CEP 16St. James Ladies Gaelic Football ClubSafety equipment – purchase and installation of fire alarm at Renmore Clubhouse€1,420
CEP 17Westside Resource Centre CLGAdaptations needed as a result of COVID-19, to include safety and adaptation works required for new larger meeting room in community facility€6,755
CEP 18Le Cheile Westside Co. Ltd.Purchase of IT equipment and improvement works to training room in line with adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19€2,200
CEP 19DRA CDC CLG  (Doughiska Roscam Ardaun Community Development Company)Development of new outdoor communal area at Cumasu Centre, to include renovation, construction and associated works€25,622
CEP 20CAPE Youth Project, Youth Work Ireland GalwayPurchase and installation of new intercom system to improve access€1,760
CEP 22Westside Youth Project – Youth Work Ireland, GalwayAdaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include maintenance works to communal area and purchase of additional items of equipment for youth space€1,585
Total Amount Allocated€109,412    
Briain Kelly
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